The Orlando Magic announced that they are dedicating their home court at the Amway Center to their late owners, Rich and Helen DeVos. The parquet floor at the Amway Center will permanently feature a “Rich and Helen DeVos Court’’ memorial insignia.
“What a perfect way to honor all that Mr. and Mrs. DeVos brought to the Orlando Magic organization and the Central Florida community,’’ Magic CEO Alex Martins said. “From the beginning, Mr. and Mrs. DeVos’ vision was that the team and organization would serve as a platform to improve the Central Florida community. That legacy will certainly live on, both in the Orlando Magic’s community efforts and philanthropic contributions, as well as in the way we strive to play the game with passion, a strong work ethic and integrity, while also bringing people together from all walks of life. Our court will now forever commemorate Mr. and Mrs. DeVos, who made that vision a reality.’’
The DeVos family purchased the Magic in September of 1991 and owned the franchise up until their deaths in recent years. Helen DeVos passed away on Oct. 18, 2017 at the age of 90, while Rich DeVos died on Sept. 6, 2018 at 92 years old.
Under the ownership of the DeVos family, the Magic have won six division championships (1994-95, ‘95-96, ‘07-08, ‘08-09, ‘09-10 and ’18-19) and two Eastern Conference titles (1994-95 and ’08-09).